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Old 11-15-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Hi guys. We I went back to work last night and oh my am I paying for it today. I havent been in this much pain since my early post op. It is horrible. I am laying here and instead of sleeping after working all night I am wearing my cryo cuff and taking pain meds. I have to work tonight and then I will have three nights off. I remember reading a post on a different site months ago. It was a man who went back to work after similar surgery. He said everything I just said. I remember thinking it cantbe that bad. Oh yes it can and it is. I did have to get up and down alot and had to do alotof walking but I also had time to ice and elevate. Maybe tonight will be better. I am planning to bring my ice boot with me. Those hospital ice packs work for about 5 minutes. I amgoing to stay off it all day today and if I am lucky maybe I will be able to get alittle sleep too. Wish me luck! (Seems like iI've said that before)

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Re: Pain and swelling oh my!

So sorry to hear this Paula! What do you do for your job? I feel for you. I can't imagine being on my feet all the time right now. I hope you're able to get some relief and some sleep.
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Re: Pain and swelling oh my!

I work in a hospital emergency room. I do the admissions. I register everyone that comes into our er. After they are brought back and put into a bed I have to go to the patient rooms and verify all their demographic info. I have to get up and down to the printers to get the bracelets so I can band everyone. It is a desk job but it is really an awful lot of actvity. My employee health cleared me to return with the stipulation that I could ice and elevate which I did. Unfortunately it wasnt enough. I know it will get better. Thank you my friend.

 
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Re: Pain and swelling oh my!

Can you take your knee scooter in to use?
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No. That would be awkward. I have to be careful or they will deem me unfit for duty . I dont want them to think I cant do my job. The people that covered for me while I was out would love to have the extra hours.

 
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Oh Paula, that's such a fine line to try to walk (no pun intended).Please be very careful and don't make it worse.
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Re: Pain and swelling oh my!

I spent all day off my foot. I did finally get some sleep. It is still pretty sore but I think it will be ok. I will let you know tomorrow if I make it through the night. I am in spite of all this really happy to be back at my job. Its nice to feel almost normal after being cooped up all this time. Thanks guys and have a great night!

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